A chronicle of permanent and ephemeral signs in Hartford, Connecticut.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Colonel Pope was manufacturing a quarter of a million bicycles a year in Hartford at the height of the bicycle craze. In a brilliant stroke he formed the "American Wheelmen" in order to petition governments for bicycle friendly road improvements.
This new sign, found at two entrances to Pope Park play on Pope's enthusiasm for bicycles by displaying a Columbia highwheeler like the ones Pope made in the late 1870's.